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Tornado tears through district in Nghệ An, one injured

Update: May, 06/2020 - 15:01


Many homes were damaged or destroyed in Tương Dương District, Nghệ An Province. —Photos 

NGHỆ AN — A tornado ripped through the district of Tương Dương in central Nghệ An province on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a woman injured and destroying hundreds of houses.

Nguyễn Văn Hải, Secretary of Tương Dương District Party Committee, said: “The tornado along with hailstorms have swept through many villages of the district, destroying more than 260 houses.”

The district authorities are directing local departments to help people and rebuild homes.

The injured woman was Lương Thị Ngoành, who was travelling to visit her parents living in Yên Na Commune. 

The tornado caused trees to fall on some houses. 

The district’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported 260 damaged houses included three collapsed and 257 losing their roofs. Four schools, a community house, and a vegetable area were also destroyed.

Total damage is estimated VNĐ5.7 billion (US$242,800).

On April 21, a tornado ripped through the district, destroying 174 houses. — VNS

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